Rodney Jenkins

Public Health Director, Durham County

Rodney Jenkins has served as the Health Director since January 2020. Prior to coming to Durham County, Rod served as the Deputy Health Director for the Cumberland County Department of Public Health for eight years. Rod has held many managerial positions throughout his career, including as Director of Financial Aid at Robeson Community College and as an Assistant County Manager for Robeson County, North Carolina.  He has also worked with Southeastern Health and Wachovia Bank and served eight years in the South Carolina Army National Guard, earning various awards and decorations.

Rod received a Bachelor of Science in 1997 from The Citadel – The Military College of South Carolina, and a Master of Health Administration in 2005 from the University of South Carolina’s Arnold School of Public Health.

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